Overview

Job Description:

Avant-Youth, a multimedia lifestyle newsmagazine for Atlanta’s youth, is seeking Video Production Assistants to support its video crew. This position would report to the Video Editor, and would be exposed to various opportunities including professional growth, portfolio-building, networking and mentorship. In this role, you must be a self-starter and an excellent collaborator, and is ideal for anyone who is obsessed with storytelling, people, and the communities they live in. A strong candidate will have a mix of creative video, editorial, design and script-writing skills, and be highly willing to support the video in whatever task at hand.

Being that this is a new venture, candidates should be flexible, extremely adaptable, driven and ambitious, willing to try new things and pivot when necessary. The role starts unpaid, is flexible (you’ll be able to fit your schedule around other commitments), and could lead to a paid position. We consistently publish online, deliver multiple weekly products and host monthly tutorial events. The production department is responsible for producing all visual and design support of all departments in the office, including the editorial, advertising and marketing across all platforms.

Requirements:

Proven experience as production assistant or a passion for the media industry.
Organizational experience, multitasking skills, and ability to juggle multiple projects/tasks at once.
Working knowledge of video equipment and software a plus.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and a DSLR or EOS camera is greatly appreciated.
Resourcefulness and problem-solving are key.
A team player that is able to communicate clearly in both written and oral form.
Must be able to take orders from production manager in an effort to support rest of the Avant staff.
Must be able to manage time, resources, and projects for fast turnaround deadlines with efficiency.
Attention to detail and willingness to be open and create.
Assist on video production and photography shoots with production managers.
Assist on post production editing.
Willingness to wear multiple hats and complete different tasks assigned by the production manager.
Be willing and able to travel throughout the Greater Atlanta area.

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